major premise


: the premise of a syllogism containing the major term

Examples of major premise in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As my old debate coach would say, Yang forgot his major premise. Wire Service, The Mercury News, 13 Sep. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1821, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of major premise was in 1821

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“Major premise.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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